Jorge Yepes Temiño


My research activity has been mainly centered on the study of the relationships between tectonics and geomorphology on the granitic and volcanic terrains by using cartographic and photogrammetric methods, field observations and geotechnical essays. I have carried out fluvial geomorphology and neotectonical studies on the Spanish old massifs. My research interests lie primarily in the understanding of Natural Hazards and properly landslide risk, especially in mountain areas within volcanic countries.

Research interests: 
  • Rock slides recognition: geological identification and geotechnical characterization.
  • Rock fall analysis and prediction: stability, failure and movement back analysis.
  • Rock fall hazard assessment: Geotechnical prevention and mitigation.
  • Rock and soil mechanics of volcanic materials.
  • Geosites and georoutes.

Recent publications

Díaz-Hernández, J. L., Sánchez-Navas, A., Delgado, A., Yepes, J., García-Casco, A., 2017. Textural and isotopic evidence for Ca-Mg carbonate pedogenesis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 222, 485-507.

Franesqui, M. A, Yepes, J., García-González, C., 2017. Ultrasound data for laboratory calibration of an analytical model to calculate crack depth on asphalt pavements. Data in Brief, vol. 13, 723-730.

Franesqui, M. A., Yepes, J., García-González, C., 2017. Top-down cracking self-healing of asphalt pavements with steel filler from industrial waste applying microwaves. Construction and Building Materials, volume 149, 612-620.

Becerril, L., Ubide, T., Sudo, M., Martí, J., Galindo, I., Galé, C., Morales, J. M., Yepes, J., Lago, M., 2016. Geochronological constraints on the evolution of El Hierro (Canary Islands). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 113, 88-94.

Cuadros, J., Díaz Hernández, J. L., Sánchez Navas, A., García Casco, A., Yepes, J., 2016. Chemical and textural controls on the formation of sepiolite, palygorskite and dolomite in volcanic soils. Geoderma, 271, 99-114.

Karátson, D., Yepes, J., Favalli, M., Rodríguez-Peces, M. J., Fornaciai, A., 2016. Reconstructing eroded paleovolcanoes on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, using advanced geomorphometry. Geomorphology. 253, 123–134.

Klimes, J., Yepes, J., Becerril, L., Kusak, M., Galindo, I., Blahut, J., 2016. Development and recent activity of the San Andrés landslide on El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain. Geomorphology, 261, 119-131.

León, R., Somoza, L., Urgeles, R., Medialdea, T., Ferrer, M., Biain, A., García-Crespo, J., Mediato, J. F., Galindo Jimenez, I., Yepes, J., González, F. J., Gimenez- Moreno, J., 2016. Multi-event oceanic island landslides: New onshore-offshore insights from El Hierro Island, Canary Archipelago. Marine Geology, 393, 156-175.

Díaz-Hernandez, J. L., Yepes, J., Romero-Díaz, A., Martin-Ramos, J. D., 2015. Features and evolution of slip structures in badlands areas (SE Spain). CATENA, 135, 11-21.

Favalli, M., Karátson, D., Yepes, J., Nannipieri, L., 2014. Surface fitting in geomorphology - examples for regular-shaped volcanic landforms.

Ferrer, M., González de Vallejo, L., Seisdedos, J., Coello, J. J., García, J. C., Hernández, L. E., Casillas, R., Martín, C., Rodríguez, J. A., Madeira, J., Andrade, C., Freitas, M. C, Lomoschitz, A., Yepes, J., Meco, J., Betancort, F. J., 2013. Güímar and La Orotava Mega-Landslides (Tenerife) and Tsunamis Deposits in Canary Islands. In: Landslide Science and Practice. 27-33.

Rodríguez-Peces, M. J., Yepes Temiño, J., Martín-Nicolau, E., 2013. Geotechnical Features of the Volcanic Rocks Related to the Arteara Rock Avalanche in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). In: Landslide Science and Practice. 111-117.

Yepes Temiño, J., Rodríguez-Peces, M. J., Marchesini, S., Leyva, S., Díaz-Hernández, J. L., 2013. Amplification of the Destructive Effects of Rock Falls by Sliding on Volcanic Soils: Examples from the Anaga Massif (Tenerife Island, Spain). In: Landslide Science and Practice. 191-195.

Yepes Temiño, J., Sánchez, N., Rodríguez-Peces, M. J., Galindo, I., del Potro, R., 2013. Geomorphologic Evidences of Great Flank Collapses in the Northwest of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). In: Landslide Science and Practice. 73-81.

Yepes Temiño, J., Rodríguez-Peces, M. J., Sánchez, N., Galindo, I., del Potro, R., 2013. Geomorphologic Evidences of Flank Instabilities in the Eastern Sector of the Tejeda Volcano (Canary Islands, Spain) During the Quaternary. In: Landslide Science and Practice. 65-72.

Lomoschitz, A., Yepes, J., de Santiago, C., 2010. Basic properties of non welded basaltic lapilli and influence on their geotechnical behaviour. In: Olalla et al. (eds). Volcanic Rock Mechanics, pp. 39-44. Taylor and Francis Group, London. ISBN: 978-0-415-58478-4.

Lomoschitz, A., Hervás, J., Yepes, J., Meco, J., 2008. Characterisation of a Pleistocene debris-avalanche deposit in the Tenteniguada Basin, Gran Canaria Island, Spain. Landslides (ISSN: 1612-510X) Springer-Verlag, 5, 227-234.

Lomoschitz A., Yepes, J., Jiménez, J.R., Cilleros, A., 2008. Reconocimiento de deslizamientos en las Islas Canarias. In: El estudio y la gestión de los riesgos geológicos (eds. I. Galindo, L. Laín, M. Llorente). Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. Madrid. (ISBN: 978-84-7840-755-2). pp. 121-133.